Should I Be Worried If I Don’t Poop Every Day?

Poop is definitely not a topic we like to talk about in public because, well, it’s poop (spoils mouth). But today, we will be talking about this vital part of living.

Pooping is one of nature’s call to emptying your bowels and flushing out unwanted waste in the body and how often your bowels get cleaned up is dependent on certain factors like changes in schedule, decreased fluids, lack of fibre and less fresh fruits and veggies.

Poop is actually around 75 % water and according to the University of Massachusetts, the remaining parts are made from a mixture of dead bacteria that helped us to digest our food, living bacteria, protein, indigestible fibre, and waste materials from the liver and intestines.

So, exactly how often do I need to poop?

Well, while some people have developed some sort of poop habit that makes them poop every day and at a particular time of the day, others can poop any time and any day, perhaps 2-3 times in a week.


I’m sure you’re probably wondering right now, which of these 2 habits is healthy?

ALSO READ: What Happens To Your Body When You Starve Yourself

Now, this takes us back to our topic, Should I be worried if I do not poop every day?

You see, when it comes to “pooping and normal,” the normal range spans three times a day to once every three days, meaning the average person poops approximately once a day, as reported by Live Science.

This means that contrary to what we think, we don’t have to poop every day to be referred to normal. According to a study in the journal Gut, most people have irregular bowel habits and in fact, less than half of us routinely poop daily.

Although pooping less than once every three days qualifies as constipation, it’s usually not that serious. But it can be painful and uncomfortable—partly because after three days, stool gets harder and more difficult to pass.

Inadequate fibre, veggies or fluid intake, overuse of caffeine and alcohol, medications, chronic laxative abuse, mental issues (like depression), certain foods, and various diseases are common causes of such conditions and be treated by getting lots of fibre (nuts, whole grains, and fruit are all good sources) and water can help with a more frequent bowel movement in order to avoid slight constipation like this.

So, unless you are having trouble passing your stools, abdominal bloating, pellet-like stools and the likes and as long as your poops are easy to pass, painless, and show no signs of being unhealthy (blood in stool, or strange colours) then you are absolutely fine and normal, as there is no cause for alarm if you do not poop daily.

Now in clear terms, should I be worried if I do not poop every day? The answer is NO! As long as when you eventually do, it isn’t hard, painful or any of that.

Kehinde Omotosho is a content writer at who enjoys the punching sounds of the keyboard when conjuring words together to make a full entity. When she is not typing, she's examining a few fashion pieces and playing dress-up. Meeting people and smiling always are a few of her hobbies. For more details, send an email to


  1. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.

    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read
    more of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I’ll definitely return.

  2. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo
    News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get
    listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

    Many thanks

  3. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
    tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some
    time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

    Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy
    reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  4. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your web site in internet explorer, might test this?
    IE still is the marketplace leader and a good element
    of folks will leave out your great writing due to this problem.

  5. Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to mention that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing
    around your weblog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to
    your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!

  6. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this content together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

  7. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a marvellous job!

  8. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my website so i got here to
    return the choose?.I’m attempting to find things to enhance
    my web site!I assume its good enough to use some of your ideas!!

  9. For most up-to-date information you have to visit internet and on world-wide-web I found this site as a finest website for most up-to-date updates.

  10. My programmer is trying to persuade me to move
    to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of
    the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less.
    I’ve been using WordPress on a number of websites for
    about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform.

    I have heard fantastic things about
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?

    Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  11. Hi everybody, here every one is sharing these kinds of know-how, therefore it’s
    fastidious to read this web site, and I used to pay a
    visit this website all the time.

  12. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!
    Extremely helpful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot.
    I was seeking this certain info for a long time. Thank you and
    best of luck.

  13. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our
    community. Your web site provided us with valuable
    information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our
    entire group will likely be thankful to you.

  14. Hi there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  15. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s
    both equally educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The problem is something not enough people are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy that I came across this in my search for something concerning this.

  16. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you might be
    a great author. I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will
    come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage that you continue
    your great job, have a nice evening!

  17. With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My website has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either
    written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it
    up all over the web without my permission. Do you
    know any solutions to help reduce content from
    being stolen? I’d truly appreciate it.

  18. Hello! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of
    volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community
    in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work
    on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  19. Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look
    of your web site is excellent, let alone the content!

  20. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to
    my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back!
    LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  21. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme
    of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging
    to get that “perfect balance” between usability and appearance.
    I must say you have done a excellent job with this. In addition, the blog loads extremely
    quick for me on Safari. Superb Blog!

  22. I am really loving the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility
    issues? A couple of my blog audience have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
    Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

  23. I will immediately grab your rss feed as I can not in finding your
    e-mail subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service.

    Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me recognise so that I could subscribe.

  24. Hi! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest
    authoring a blog article or vice-versa? My site addresses a lot of
    the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each
    other. If you are interested feel free to shoot me an email.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the way!